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T3 Corporation is an Authorized Seagate Technology LLC, Federal Government and Commercial provider of Hard Disk Drives.  Call or email (see below) for quantiy, availability and a product price quote.
Listed below are Seagate FIPS, TAA and Common Criteria Certified Hard Disk Drives.  T3 Corporation has been selling Seagate Products Since 1984.  Special pricing consideration is offered for larger quantiy orders.












TAA and FIPS: Why They Matter When Buying Drives - "A Technology Point of View"
Now more than ever, enhanced data security is a necessity for government agencies and contractors. As such, we need to go beyond safeguarding systems—security must start at the drive level. Seagate®
TAA and FIPS-compliant hard drives and SSDs answer this need, addressing every step of the supply chain, reducing risks and meeting Federal security standards.                                                                                                                    

Understanding TAA

TAA (Trade Agreements Act: 19 U.S.C. § 2501–2581) fosters fair and open international trade between nations, requiring that products are produced or undergo “substantial transformation” within the United
States or designated country. While TAA compliance is often thought of in relation to storage systems, it also applies to individual components, such as hard drives and SSDs.

Approved and Recorded in the Federal Register
Seagate’s TAA-compliant solutions for enterprise, desktop and notebook hard drives are the only solutions approved and recorded in the Federal Register. This eliminates the requirement for waivers for TAA
storage and meets the encryption requirements set by the US Government for both US Government entities and contractors.

Penalties for Non-Compliance
Any supplier having a GSA Schedule or other US Government contract, such as DOD and IDIQs, must ensure their products comply with TAA standards. Non-compliance could lead to bid award cancellation, significant fines and potential exclusion from Federal contracting. Additionally, TAA cannot be ignored if order values are below the dollar threshold, which is currently $203,000 for goods and services. GSA states, Since the estimated dollar value of each Schedule exceeds the established TAA threshold, TAA is applicable to all Schedules. In accordance with TAA, only U.S.-made or designated country end products shall be offered and sold under Schedule contracts. Based on this ruling, that means all products offered under GSA Schedule contracts must be TAA compliant, regardless of cost.2

Understanding FIPS 140-2
FIPS 140-2 (Federal Information Processing Standard, with 2 referring to the version) is part of a set of US Government computer security standards used to approve cryptographic modules and their use within IT systems. It applies to any product that might store or transmit sensitive data, including link encryptors, hard drives, SSDs or other removable storage media. It ensures that a product uses sound security practices, such as approved, strong encryption algorithms and methods. It also specifies how individuals or other processes must be authorized in order to utilize the product, and how modules or components must be designed to securely interact with other systems.

Common Criteria
Common Criteria (CC) is an internationally recognized standard (ISO/IEC 15408) for assessing security functionality of information assurance (IA) and IA-enabled products. CC is required to be sold into US national security agencies and for all IA-enabled devices. A CC certification assures buyers that the process of specification, implementation and evaluation of any certified security product was conducted and proven in a thorough and standard manner. CC is recognized by 17 certificate authorizing and 11 certificate consuming members, including many member nations from the EU, Asia, and North America.5

1. Current list of designated countries
2. GSA ordering guidelines
3. Guidelines for media sanitization
4. NIST Special Publication
5. The Common Criteria       


© 2018 Seagate Government Solutions. All rights reserved. Printed in USA. Seagate, Seagate Technology and the Spiral logo are registered trademarks of Seagate Technology LLC in the United States and/or other countries. FIPS logo is a certification mark of NIST, which does not imply product endorsement by NIST, the U.S., or Canadian governments. All other trademarks or registered trademarks are the property of their respective owners. Seagate Self-Encrypting Drives (SED) are validated as FIPS 140-2, Level 2 compliant. Organizations of all types are increasingly demanding that data-at-restbe encrypted to protect against loss or theft. FIPS 140-2, Level 2 validation is viewed as a mark of security and quality, and certifies to all buyers that Seagate FIPS SEDs meet the U.S. federal government requirements for security products.  Seagate is a trusted trailblazer in the world of data management for government entities and contractors, providing highly secure, top performing, affordable solutions. Armed with TAAcompliant hard drives and SSDs, customers are able to adhere to strict government mandates while adding essential protection to some of the world’s most valuable data.

© 2018 Seagate Government Solutions. All rights reserved. Printed in USA. Seagate, Seagate Technology and the Spiral logo are registered trademarks of Seagate Technology LLC in the United States and/or other countries. Momentus, Quiet Step, Seagate Secure and the Seagate Secure logo are either trademarks or registered trademarks of Seagate Technology LLC or one of its affiliated companies in the United States and/or other countries. The FIPS logo is a certification mark of NIST, which does not imply product endorsement by NIST, the U.S., or Canadian governments. All other trademarks or registered trademarks are the property of their respective owners. When referring to drive capacity, one gigabyte, or GB, equals one billion bytes and one terabytes, or TB, equals one trillion bytes. Your computer’s operating system may use a different standard of measurement and report a lower capacity. In addition, some of the listed capacity is used for formatting and other functions, and thus will not be available for data storage. Actual data rates may vary depending on operating environment and other factors. The export or re-export of Seagate hardware or software is regulated by the U.S. Department of Commerce, Bureau of Industry and Security (for more information, visit www.bis.doc.gov), and may be controlled for export, import and use in other countries. Seagate reserves the right to change, without notice, product offerings or specifications.DS1955.1-1709US September 2017.


Please Note
Product and pricing may be subject to change and availability. Additional technical product information may be available upon request. Actual product may be slightly different from the image as displayed herein. Please check with the manufacturers link above for full product information, representations and specific warranty information. For quantity orders, please call for a pricing refresh, delivery availability and combined shipping discounts which may include free shipping within the continental United States.  T3's I.T. eShoppe Express makes no additional claims and/or representations beyond stated manufacturer description and warranty. Please keep in mind that the dimensions and weights below are for shipping purposes - not actual product dimensions. Please check product technical specifications prior to ordering.

Certification Statement
T3 Corporation is an authorized Seagate Technology LLC, Commercial, Federal and Local Government VAR/Reseller.  For more information please contact us or visit the Manufacturer's websites.

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